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Pirquitasite Mineral Data

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General Pirquitasite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag2ZnSnS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 528.10 gm
   Zinc    12.38 %  Zn
   Silver  40.85 %  Ag
   Tin     22.48 %  Sn
   Sulfur  24.29 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag2ZnSnS4
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal mineralization in veins associated with subvolcanic environments, similer to the Bolivian tin and silver deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Pirquitas deposit, Rinconada department, Jujuy province, Argentina Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pirquitasite + Pronunciation Say PIRQUITASITE